A tribute to one of my favourite Tennyson poems – The Lady of Shalott.

It was completed in photoshop; mostly painted with a Bamboo pen and drawing pad, although the images of the knights and the mirror frame were inserted photos.

The mirror is my own convex mirror and I wanted to keep some of the feel of that about the image so the photos of the knights that were inserted into it were warped.

I had planned to draw a somewhat more gothic window, but the wall sort of took over and this was how it turned out. I think I now like it as a rough stone window.

The photos of the knights are my own stock, taken at the 2010 Ironfest in Lithgow, Australia.

The stone wall took me ages – yes there are painted stones under the mirror, as I hadn’t decided where to put a mirror. I was a bit sick of painting the wall by the time I had 3/4 finished it. Next time I do a wall, I think a photo of one may serve me better.

I tried inserting a photo of a cloud, but didn’t like the way it looked, so went back to painting it. I realise that in the poem she is supposed to be dressed in white, the dress started out that way but just didn’t work.

“…A bow shot from her bower-eaves,
He rode between the barley-sheaves,
The sun came dazzling thro’ the leaves,
Of bold Sir Lancelot….

Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror crack’d from side to side;
‘The curse has come upon me’ cried
The Lady of Shalott…"
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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  • leonie7
    leonie7over 4 years ago

    fabulous art work love it

  • thank you so much :)

    – Kestrelle

    ROUBLE RUSTover 4 years ago

  • thank you for the feature :))

    – Kestrelle

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 4 years ago


  • thankyou Vicky :)

    – Kestrelle

  • shadowlee
    shadowleeover 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS … well done

  • thank you very much for the feature :)

    – Kestrelle

  • jenn77
    jenn77over 3 years ago

    Love this !! Wonderful work !

  • thank you so much for you comment :)

    – Kestrelle

  • John Ryan
    John Ryanover 2 years ago

    if you have not all ready done so please add this to the art thou ready group

  • thank you John – it was not in your group, but is now

    – Kestrelle

  • John Ryan
    John Ryanover 2 years ago

  • thank you for the feature :)

    – Kestrelle

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